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ERIC Number: ED017015
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Sep
Pages: 100
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Reference Count: 0
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THE MEASUREMENT AND EFFECT OF RISK TAKING ON OBJECTIVE EXAMINATIONS. FINAL REPORT.
SLAKTER, MALCOLM J.
RISK TAKING ON OBJECTIVE EXAMINATIONS (RTOOE) OCCURS WHENEVER AN EXAMINEE TAKES AN EXAMINATION WITH PENALTIES FOR INCORRECT RESPONSES, AND RESPONDS TO AN ITEM WITHOUT KNOWING THE CORRECT ANSWER WITH CERTAINTY. THIS PROJECT WAS CONCERNED WITH THREE ASPECTS OF RTOOE--(1) ITS MEASUREMENT, (2) ITS GENERALITY, AND (3) ITS EFFECT ON TEST SCORE. IN THE STUDY OF THE MEASUREMENT OF RTOOE, A NEW INDEX WAS INTRODUCED, AND ITS CONCURRENT VALIDITY INVESTIGATED BY EXAMINING THE CORRELATION OF THE NEW INDEX WITH THE ZILLER INDEX. MUCH OF THE RELIABLE VARIANCE OF THE ZILLER INDEX WAS PREDICTABLE FROM THE NEW INDEX, AND BOTH WERE ESSENTIALLY UNCORRELATED WITH LEGITIMATE SCORE. IT WAS CONCLUDED THAT THE NEW INDEX WAS A POTENTIALLY VALUABLE MEASURE OF RTOOE. THE GENERALITY OF RTOOE WAS EXAMINED ACROSS FOUR TYPES OF TESTS. EACH S RECEIVED TWO RTOOE SCORES (NEW AND ZILLER), AND ONE LEGITIMATE SCORE ON EACH OF THE FOUR TESTS. THE RESULTING CORRELATION MATRIX INDICATED THAT THERE WAS A STRONG GENERAL RTOOE FACTOR. TO INVESTIGATE THE EFFECT OF RTOOE ON TEST SCORE, RTOOE WAS MANIPULATED, AND THE EFFECT ON AVERAGE TEST SCORE NOTED. IN EACH CASE, THE RTOOE EFFECTS WERE SIGNIFICANT AT THE .05 LEVEL, WITH THE MORE CAUTIOUS RTOOE STRATEGIES RESULTING IN THE LOWER MEAN TEST SCORES. (AUTHOR)
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Buffalo.
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